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About James

Graduate of the University of Texas San Antonio with a Master’s Degree in Justice Policy, Bachelors from the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) with a degree in History and a minor in Education. Began working with Illinois State Police (ISP) in 1991 while finishing coursework at UIS. Helped form the Strategic Analysis and Mapping Unit at ISP which conducted statewide traffic and crime analysis. Initiated ISP’s first venture into web based ESRI GIS mapping. Represented ISP Division of Operations in several statewide projects including the migration to an 800MHZ radios system and the development of automated traffic crash and field reporting.

Accepted position to manage the San Antonio Police Departments Strategic Intelligence and Analytics Unit in July 2000, where he is currently still employed. Developed and facilitated departments COMPSTAT program. Leveraged department and city resources to expand data functionality and sharing.  Transitioned to role of Southwest Texas Fusion Center (SWTFC), Deputy Director in 2017 and oversees 15 analysts.  The SWTFC is a hybrid fusion center in that police / fire / other law enforcement work together under an all crimes all hazards approach.  Key specialties of the SWTFC include:

  • Multi-agency Investigative Task Force Support
  • Strategic/Tactical/ Administrative Crime and Intelligence Analysis
  • Intra and Internet web development
  • Cyber Security
  • Training
  • Special Events

Mr. Glass also serves as an adjunct faculty in the Criminology program at the Texas A&M University San Antonio.